AMD ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • AMD ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCIe
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The Radeon HD 6950 GPU has been fabricated using the 40nm process, yet AMD has squeezed in 486 million more transistors resulting in a die increase of 16%. The GPU core is clocked at 800MHz and the GDDR5 memory operates at 1250MHz. Pairing that frequency with a 256-bit wide memory bus gives the Radeon HD 6950 a theoretical bandwidth of 160GB/s.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

Earlier this month we saw the Radeon HD 6970 clash against the GeForce GTX 570 and while each card showed its strengths and weakness across the 14 games that we tested with, in the end they delivered much the same performance at 1920x1200. The Radeon...

By BeHardware on

Moreover, these new Radeons do very well in CrossFire X and with a default of 2 GB of memory, they’re probably very good candidates for a multi-GPU upgrade, when the right time arrives. As things stand, such a system will allow you to set yourself up...

By Good Gear Guide on 85

The AMD Radeon HD 6950 is an excellent graphics card for gamers and overclocking enthusiasts; especially if you're on a budget. It offers plenty of upgrade incentives for the asking price. Highly recommended....

By About.com on 80

Buy DirectDec 15 2010 - Along with the launch of the AMD Radeon HD 6970 comes the release of its sister, the AMD HD 6850. This card is priced more aggressively starting at $299 in the e-tail market. Equipped with the same amount of GDDR5 memory (2GB)...

By PC Advisor on 80

AMD Radeon HD 6950 sits dead last in our benchmarks and testing, but it just might be our favourite card of the bunch. It manages to stay fairly competitive with graphics cards that are more expensive, while offering a versatile array of display...

By Expreview on

Touchstone Of New ArchitectureMany people are full of expectation towards Radeon HD 6970 featuring new architecture,hoping that the card can have a wonderful battle with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580.However,the reality is always cruel,the fact has...

By Bit-tech.net on 80

We spotted a few weeks ago that HD 5870 1GB prices had collapsed to around the £230 mark and its now obvious why: the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, while occasionally making use of its extra memory to take a lead over the old warhorse, performs roughly on...

By Expert Reviews on 100

A powerful card for a very reasonable price, the HD 6950 is a great choice for any keen gamer....

By PC Pro on 83

A capable performer and a tempting rival to Nvidia’s more expensive high-end cards...

By TechRadar on 90

Christmas time means pressie buying time means new graphics card time. Especially if your new graphics cards have been delayed as long as the AMD Radeon HD 6950 has.We've already looked at its big brother, the AMD Radeon HD 6970. Despite some...

By PC Mag on 70

Priced at just under $300, the AMD Radeon HD 6950 would seem well poised to capture the cost-conscious sensible-enthusiast market, but this video card doesn't offer the performance to turn heads....

By Bjorn3D on

The HD6970 and HD6950 use the Cayman GPU. They are both built with the 40nm process, and the main difference between the two is that the HD6970 has slightly more stream processors and texture units than the HD6950, and it is also clocked slightly...

By PCWorld on 80

A perfect storm of price, features and performance make for an excellent buy -- even if it doesn’t top the chart....

By Vortez on

An email reached my inbox yesterday evening from HIS confirming the revised pricing of the Cayman based graphics card. The HD6970 at £289 and the HD6950 at £223 both including VAT seemed to be in line with what I was expecting considering the...

By X-bit Labs on

Although AMD's Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970 are not absolutely superior to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 in sheer speed and cannot match the GeForce GTX 580, except for specific games and benchmarks, these new graphics cards are quite appealing...

International Review By BitCity on 93

La famiglia di GPU Radeon HD è in costante evoluzione. AMD ha infatti annunciato recentemente la nuova capolista dual-GPU, la Radeon HD 6990, destinata agli hardcore gamers. Il produttore comunque, non dimentica i videogiocatori attenti al proprio...

International Review By CHW on

En pocos días más podremos tener un panorama más completo del mercado de tarjetas gráficas con el lanzamiento de la GeForce GTX 560, que por cierto cubriremos aunque tengamos que dejar de dormir. En esta ocasión, el premio para la Radeon HD 6950 quedará...

International Review By 01Net on 80

Difficile de comparer cette carte à une autre pour se faire un avis tranché. Cependant, difficile également de ne pas reconnaître que la Radeon HD 6950 est une bonne carte au regard des tests que nous avons menés. La...

International Review By Forum PCs on

Mas que feliz coincidência. No dia que foi lançada chegou a minhas mãos a Radeon 6950, a segunda mais rápida placa da AMD da geração 6000 neste momento. Perde apenas de sua irmã ligeiramente maior, a 6970, lançada...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 95

Således nåede vi til enden af testen af AMD's nye lower-highend kort. Kortet er som nævnt lidt i en kategori for sig selv, da det ikke har nogen direkte modstander. Vi så, at ydelsen generelt var rigtigt god - på højde...